Fans of The Fault in Our Stars:
We are finishing up our Ontario Teens Read 2012-2013 as the school year comes to a close. We have a few more prizes to give away, so we’re having a raffle. The prizes include ten hardcover copies of The Fault in Our Stars, some posters, bookmarks, a leather journal, some little goody baskets. The raffle will include both Colony and Chaffey High Schools. Come over to the library to get a ticket–if I’m not there, ask one of the other school library folks (at Colony, that is Mrs. Wilken and Mrs. Thornhill in the textbook room).
I want to say thanks to the many of you who participated and read this wonderful book, and to the teachers who promoted it to their students. Everyone has come back saying how much they loved it. It has been our top circulating title for months. And we aren’t the only ones who have loved it. Even back in December (Dec. 10 issue), Publishers Weekly reported that:
- 825,000 copies of FiOS were in print
- the author toured 17 cities
- at the time, he had 1.3 million Twitter followers
- he was named one of Entertainment Weekly’s entertainers of the year 2012
- Time picked FiOS as the top fiction book of 2012
The even better news is that if you haven’t had a chance to read this great book yet, you can always check it out at our library. (And thanks again to Donors Choose for providing all those copies!)
If you can’t get enough of John Green, you can check out the vlog with his brother Hank and view Green’s Carnegie Hall appearance on YouTube.